Lexical Issues in Language Learning

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The nine major empirical studies of Lexical Issues in Language Learning address key issues in the development and use of vocabulary by child bilinguals and older second language learners. The thematic focus in this collection of Language Learning articles is on the assessment of lexical development in bilinguals at different points in the lifespan; the psycholinguistic factors that determine the learnability of second language lexis; and the conditions on communication tasks that promote the learning and retention of second language vocabulary or lead to different strategies for handling lexical problems. The introductory chapter presents an overview of current trends in lexical research in second language learning, and assesses the contribution of each of the nine studies to knowledge in the field. The chapters are organized in three sections in accordance with the main themes of the volume. The preface to each individual article contains a brief update assessing the contribution of the research in question to the current knowledge about second language lexical acquisition. The studies address learning in diverse situations internationally, utitlize innovative research methods conducted with the highest levels of expertise, and concern acquisition in various languages: Chinese, English, French, German, and Spanish. The volume is not only a valuable reference tool for researchers and scholars active in this field, but also form excellent course material for use in graduate seminars on the subject.
[Best of Language Learning, 2]  1995.  iv, 318 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: Research Club in Language Learning
Table of Contents
Introduction
The Lexicon in Language Research
1–28
Section I: Developmental Perspectives on the Bilingual Lexicon
Lexical Development in Bilingual Infants and Toddlers: Comparison to Monolingual Norms
Barbara Zurer Pearson, Sylvia C. Fernández and D. Kimbrough Oller
31–57
Developmental Changes in Receptive Vocabulary in Hispanic Bilingual School Children
Vivian M. Umbel and D. Kimbrough Oller
59–80
Does Advanced Skill in a Second Language Reduce Automaticity in the First Language?
Norman Segalowitz
81–103
Section II: Psycholinguistic Factors in Vocabulary Learning
Psycholinguistic Determinants of Foreign Language Vocabulary Learning
Nick C. Ellis and Alan Beaton
107–165
The Effect of Imagery-Based Mnemonics on the Long-Term Retention of Chinese Characters
Alvin Y. Wang and Margaret Thomas
167–183
Section III: Lexical Acquisition and Use in Communication Tasks
Classroom Interaction, Comprehension, and the Acquisition of L2 Word Meanings
Rod Ellis, Yoshihiro Tanaka and Asako Yamazaki
187–228
Reading, Dictionaries, and Vocabulary Learning
Stuart Luppescu and Richard R. Day
229–251
Reversed Subtitling and Dual Coding Theory: New Directions for Foreign Language Instruction
Martine Danan
253–282
The Influence of Task- and Proficiency-Related Factors on the Use of Compensatory Strategies: A Quantitative Analysis
Nanda Poulisse and Erik Schils
283–312
Index
313–318
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  95021039 | Marc record